Grandview Rim Trail to Turkey Spur Rock

MODERATE 11 reviews

Grandview Rim Trail to Turkey Spur Rock is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Beaver, West Virginia that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
593 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

We did Castle Rock to Grandview and back. Castle Rock was challenging. Grandview was nice with some amazing views.

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3 months ago

Grandview is a hidden gem on the New River Gorge, up river from the bridge but well worth the short drive to get there. the park is well-maintained and the trails are smooth and wide. Park by the Visitor's Center and take in the nearby overlook for a great panorama of the gorge. Then head north along the Turkey Spur trail that will take you to another great observation deck with views in several directions. About half way to Turkey Spur there will be gorge overlooks where you can see an oxbow loop around Backus Mountain or War Ridge across the gorge. I was quite impressed with this park, the trail network, and the overlooks.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Gorgeous hike! We were a little too early for the rhododendrons, but we have every intention of going back when they're in bloom!

8 months ago

At the beginning of the trail, there are two options. If you take the lower trail, just below the rim (marked #4 on the official trail maps), you are rewarded with a spectacular, rugged, difficult (but short, ~0.4 mile) hike that then joins with the main trail (#5) on top of the rim. Or you can take the #5 trail the whole way. Most of #5 trail is easy walking in very pleasant woods and rhododendrons. The views are truly spectacular. Great hike.

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Thursday, July 30, 2015